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FAACT launched its Food Allergy School Curricula Program for K-3, Grades 4-8, and Grades 9-12 in May 2015, another program that fulfills our mission to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis.
The teacher-designed PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, and activities in this free curriculum can be used to introduce your students to common food allergens and safety protocols while encouraging empathy for classmates with a food allergy.
Complete the short form on our Web site and download the free programs today! Then all you have to do is click on the below programs you wish to download and print. Be sure to share them with your schools and colleagues.
'FAACTs for Schools' Staff Education Program
FAACTs for Schools Staff Education Program brings a complete educational program directly to schools. Our educational presentation, Get the FAACTs About Food Allergies, contains an overview of food allergies including current best practices based on the Centers for Disease Control’s “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools”. With a pretest, post evaluation and complete talking points, this presentation can be used by parents or educators to educate school personnel nationwide. Also included in our completely free package are convenient handouts such as FAACT’s 10 FAACTs about Food Allergies.
- FAACT's Resources Poster
- FAACT's School Programs for School Personnel
- FAACT's Food Allergy School Letter to Parents (Sample Template)
- FAACT's School Lunchroom Poster
- FAACT's Newly Diagnosed Guide
- Anaphylaxis: Signs and Symptoms Poster
- 10 FAACTs about Food Allergies
- Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan - What It Entails
- Anaphylaxis FAACTs
- Bullying - What Is Food Allergy Bullying?
- Bullying - Keys to Standing Up, Involvement, & Inclusion
- Bus Drivers and Transportation Personnel Best Practices/Prepare to Act Handout
- Bus Drivers and Transportation Personnel Checklist
- College: Off to College Checklist
- Communicating with School Personnel: A Parents' Guide
- Epinephrine Auto-Injector Options
- FAACT School Programs for School Personnel
- Field Trips - Best Practices
- Food Allergy Accommodations: Documents & Plans for School
- Food Allergy Education: A Guide for School Personnel
- Food Allergy Safety: It's A Matter of FAACT!
- Food Service Personnel: Best Practices & Prepare to Act
- Newly Diagnosed with Food Allergies
- Planning for School: A Parent/Caregiver Guide
- Planning for School: 'Communicating with School Personnel: Parents' Checklist'
- Preschool Considerations for Parents
- Preventing Cross-Contact
- The Need for Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Comprehensive Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Plans in Schools, an Article Review
- Traveling with Food Allergies
Additional School Resources
- Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan (AAP)
- CDC Voluntarily Guidelines or Managing Food Allergies in School
- CDC Guidelines FAQ's
- Food Allergy Bullying Article with FAACT CEO, Eleanor Garrow-Holding, and Living Without Magazine, January 2013
- Food Allergy Management & Education (FAME) Toolkit
- NASN Saving Lives at School Handbook
- School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
- National Education Association (NEA) Food Allergy Book - English
- National Education Association (NEA) Food Allergy Book - Spanish
- Kaleo's Auvi-Q "Q Your School Program"
- Viatris' (formerly Mylan) Epipen4Schools® Program (link)
- Potential Food Allergens in Preschool and School Activities – KFA (pdf)
- Kyle Dine & Friends Allergy Awareness
- Kyle Dine & Friends Allergy Awareness Video (free via Amazon Prime members)
- Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs, USDA (pdf) (Guidance for School Food Service Staff)
- Allergy-Friendly Arts & Crafts, School Discount Supply Company (link)